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by Kimball McGinley
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 223
Views: 49703

Re: Woodinville Shops

Plug Welds!
by Kimball McGinley
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tender Water Valves
Replies: 9
Views: 999

Re: Tender Water Valves

I find piping or plumbing up my loco and tender to be very different from my usual experience; no time pressure, no wife reminding me she needs to run laundry and use the restroom, perfectly OK if I stop when it is not completed... Actually enjoyable. I don't even get to use my favorite plumbing cus...
by Kimball McGinley
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Flexible steam tubing suggestions?
Replies: 15
Views: 1625

Re: Flexible steam tubing suggestions?

Thanks Chris! I was considering comparing the I. D. s from throttle to cylinder to see if 1/4 copper tube would be suitable; now I will do it for certain. Don Young did not leave very much room between the front wall of the saddle and the cylinder supply line; a commercial 5/16" Flare Nut (5/8" hex)...
by Kimball McGinley
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Flexible steam tubing suggestions?
Replies: 15
Views: 1625

Re: Flexible steam tubing suggestions?

Sorry; I was not clear. 25/16 is the ratio of the area between the two, not a dimension. The area of a circle is Pii * R squared. So in comparing the area of a 5/16" line to a 1/4" (4/16") line, I just squared 5 and 4, which is 25 vs. 16.
by Kimball McGinley
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Flexible steam tubing suggestions?
Replies: 15
Views: 1625

Re: Flexible steam tubing suggestions?

Rob: Great suggestions, thanks. I was going from (faulty) memory when I wrote 1/4"; Don Young did specify 5/16", and that is what I am using. The difference is significant, 25/16 or 156%!!!
by Kimball McGinley
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Flexible steam tubing suggestions?
Replies: 15
Views: 1625

Re: Flexible steam tubing suggestions?

Fred V - PM sent, thanks.
by Kimball McGinley
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Flexible steam tubing suggestions?
Replies: 15
Views: 1625

Re: Flexible steam tubing suggestions?

Bill: You have given me an idea to make a suitable fitting from 1/2" hex stock with a soldered transition to a copper tube, so I believe I now have a solution.

Thanks for all your valuable other posts too!
by Kimball McGinley
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Flexible steam tubing suggestions?
Replies: 15
Views: 1625

Re: Flexible steam tubing suggestions?

Thanks Bill! Is there any way I could get a copy of some B V B drawings?
by Kimball McGinley
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Flexible steam tubing suggestions?
Replies: 15
Views: 1625

Flexible steam tubing suggestions?

I am finally getting around to installing the steam lines on my "Marie Estelle" 7-1/2" gauge 2-1/2" scale Don Young 0-4-0 Porter. These go from the front tubesheet drypipe down to each cylinder. There does not seem to be room to put a 1/8 pipe to flare fitting alongside the saddle and the exhaust tu...
by Kimball McGinley
Wed May 29, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Mini Hitch-pin Clip Source
Replies: 1
Views: 1587

Mini Hitch-pin Clip Source

I just discovered that what we might call a "Mini Hitch-Pin Clip" is know in the world of Remote Control (RC) cars as a "RC Body Clip." A quick Google search found many vendors selling 50 pins for about $5 or 100 for about $10. They seem to range from 3/4" to about 1-1/2" long, with wire sizes from ...
by Kimball McGinley
Tue May 28, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: LALS 8mm movie from the mid 60's
Replies: 21
Views: 3568

Re: LALS 8mm movie from the mid 60's

I am quite sure the Northern is Chet Peterson of Railroad Supply fame..
by Kimball McGinley
Fri May 24, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Engine Cleaner (exterior)
Replies: 26
Views: 5629

Re: Engine Cleaner (exterior)

So, does that mean Propane will run along the floor, and Natural Gas will head for the ceiling?